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The Facts of LiFe Fo...
While lithium-ion batteries have been proven safe, reliable and economical for small electronic devi....
PV System Math: Fewe...
A scarcity of good utility scale solar project sites, paired with insufficient engineering, can resu....
Global Rise of Solar...
British Columbia is poised to continue to help lead the world in our transition to a lower carbon fu....
Large Array Solar Pa...
What is the best way to clean large solar panel arrays? What are the main concerns?  Whether it....
Will Solar Remain Ki...
The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was introduced on November 2, 2017 in the U.S. House of Representative....

CURRENT ISSUE


How to Keep Your Turbine Spinning
The design and manufacturing of a slip ring component is imperative to the overall function and efficiency of a wind turbine. Wind turbines require reliable transmission of power and data signals from the nacelle to the control system for the rota....
Powering the Future with the Winds of Change
Wind power is one of humans’ earliest sources of energy. As nations and industries across the world step up the fight against climate change, it’s also one of the most vital for our future. One of the major barriers to the widespread adoption ....
The Wind Industry Goes Craneless
Are we, as an industry, getting closer to eliminating the need for mobile cranes entirely? The market for the installation, operation and maintenance of wind turbines continues to grow globally. In order to keep pace with generation capacity, we n....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. introduces a new model to its expanding line of gearboxes, the M Series Geareducer. The expansion, the M1311 ....
POSITAL’s heavy-duty IXARC incremental and absolute rotary encoders are built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions. Based on a ....
Sandvik Coromant has unveiled its CoroDrill 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134. The super-hard properties of ....
The VOLTA Battery-Powered Torque Wrench is the newest addition to TorcUP, Inc.’s extensive line of industrial bolting tools. Power-driven ....

PV System Math: Fewer Available Sites + Poor Planning = Money Down the Drain
A scarcity of good utility scale solar project sites, paired with insufficient engineering, can result in heavy financial losses. Ready to build sites with good soils are getting harder to come by; in order to take advantage of available farmland, br....
Global Rise of Solar Power Set to Give Canadian Mines a Place in the Sun
British Columbia is poised to continue to help lead the world in our transition to a lower carbon future. With reserves of some of the highest quality metals and minerals required for this transition, BC has the opportunity to be at the forefront of ....
Trade Secrets: Protecting Clean Energy Technology
In today’s competitive marketplace, it is vital that you have a comprehensive plan in place to protect your intellectual property. While most companies include patents and trademarks as key components of their plan, many overlook the existence, rol....
Fronius’ Symo Advanced Inverter offers an integrated Power Line Communication (PLC) transmitter based on the recently published SunSpec Co....
HARTING's new Han-Modular Surge Protection Modules make it possible to move surge protection into its most widely used industrial connector ....
Draker’s V7 software provides a quick and easy shortcut which helps visualize the production of centralized and string inverter performanc....
SMA and Tigo have announced a new rapid shutdown solution for the commercial market, which will be available in the second half of 2018. The....

Energy Storage

The Facts of LiFe For Energy Storage: lithium-ion versus flooded lead-acid batteries
While lithium-ion batteries have been proven safe, reliable and economical for small electronic devices, the push for their use in energy storage has sparked debate on their actual cost and performance. Many advocates claim that lithium-ion batteries....
The 2017 Energy Storage Market, In Review
The energy storage market is in a constant state of change due to a continuous stream of updates to technology. One of the greatest opportunities in storage technology development today is the manufacturing scale that it derives from the automotive m....
What You May Not Know About Thermal Management
As Lithium Ion-based Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) continue to be developed and deployed, the demand for high performance, high precision thermal management systems is increasing - especially for designs that are economical, practical, effect....
At electrical energy storage (ees), held during Intersolar Europe 2018, ADS-TEC will be presenting the world’s most powerful solution for ....
DNV GL has created Battery XT, a testing-based verification of battery lifetime for Li-on batteries. The independent verification tool compi....
Circontrol’s new DC quick charging station, Raption 50, includes modular technology, which allows bigger uptime and increases flexibility,....
Extech Instruments’ EMF510 is a single-axis electromagnetic field (EMF) meter optimized for measuring extremely low frequencies (ELF). The....

Energy Efficiency

Blockchain’s Promise to Revolutionize the Energy Sector
In early February, Tesla and the government of South Australia announced what was being been billed as the world’s largest virtual power plant. Combining rooftop solar PV and behind-the-meter batteries, the 250 MW system would ultimately include ro....
Bolstering Project Bankability in the Emerging Renewable Energy Markets
Renewable energy technology has continued to proliferate worldwide, such that wind and solar developments continue apace. However, the speed at which this proliferation has occurred has varied. The established markets in Europe and North America have....
The Captive Insurance Opportunity: Renewable Energy
Most corporate buyers of insurance have heard the terms “Captive Insurance”, or “Captive Insurance Program”. However, many business owners may have differing levels of understanding of this concept. The goal of this article is to offer cla....
Elevate Technologies Corp., developer and manufacturer of smart, versatile, and highly-reliable energy solutions using sustainable and socia....
Pyxis Energy has partnered with Generac Power Systems Inc. to bring environmentally friendly, automated generator solutions to homes and bus....
STMicroelectronics has added five space-saving surface-mount intelligent power modules (IPM) to its SLLIMM-nano family, giving the choice of....
The EFC 3600 variable frequency drive (VFD) by Bosch Rexroth improves the process control through integrated PID controllers, as well as thr....